December 31, 2010Abhijeet loses; Bojkov is champ
Second seeded Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta went down fighting to Sipke Ernst of Holland while Dejan Bojkov of Bulgaria annexed the crown in the Groningen International open chess tournament which concluded in Groningen (The Netherlands), on Friday.
December 22, 2010Shiven Khosla holds top seed Baklan
Talented youngster Shiven Khosla held top seeded Grandmaster Vladimir Baklan of Ukraine to a creditable draw in the first round of Groningen International Open chess tournament in Groningen, The Netherlands.
Parimarjan Negi clinches National chess title
Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi of PSPB clinched the National title after settling for a quick draw against Grandmaster Tejas Bakre in the final round of the REC National Premier Chess Championship in New Delhi on Wednesday.
December 18, 2010Humpy crashes out of World Championship
India's Koneru Humpy crashed out of the World Women's chess championship after drawing the second game of the semi-final match against nemesis Yifan Hao of China.
December 16, 2010Carlsen first in London Classic; Anand joint 2nd
World Champion Indian Viswanathan Anand drew against Russian Vladimir Kramnik to finish joint second with Luke Mcshane of England at the 2010 London Chess Classic at Olympia in London.
Harika bows out of World Championship
Former world junior girls' champion D Harika was eliminated from the World Chess Championship after losing to Chinese Ruan Lufei in the rapid tiebreak games of the pre-quarterfinals in Hatay, Turkey.
December 15, 2010Anand draws with Adams, remains in joint lead
World Champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by Michael Adams of England in the sixth and penultimate round but the Indian ace continued to hold joint lead at the London Chess Classic.
Humpy in semis, Harika faces another tiebreaker
Koneru Humpy secured a much-needed draw against China's Ju Wenjun in the second game of the quarter-finals to enter the semi-finals of the World Women's Chess Championship in Hatay, Turkey on Wednesday.
December 14, 2010Humpy takes lead in World Championship
Grandmaster Koneru Humpy took an early lead against Ju Wenjun of China while GM norm holder D Harika played out a draw with another Chinese, Ruan Lufei, in the first game of the quarter-finals of the World Women's Chess Championship in Hatay, Turkey. With another victory in the first game itself, Humpy now needs just a draw in the return game to make it to the last four stage that has been her performance till date in a World Championship.
December 13, 2010Carlsen joins Anand, McShane in lead
World champion Viswanathan Anand signed truce after failing to break Englishman Luke McShane's solid defenses while Magnus Carlsen defeated local hope David Howell to join the leaders after the fifth round of the London Chess Classic on Monday. Anand and McShane are the only two undefeated players in the tournament following a draw between them while Carlsen benefitted from an oversight by Howell in the second time control.
December 12, 2010Anand beats Short, in joint lead with McShane
World Champion Viswanathan Anand outwitted Nigel Short of England to jump into joint lead with Luke McShane of England, after the end of the fourth round of the London Chess Classic, underway at the Olympia.
Humpy in World Women's Chess quarters
Grandmaster Koneru Humpy of India made it to the quarter-finals of the World Women Chess Championship after she split point in the second game of the third round against Anna Zatonskih of the United States.
December 11, 2010London: Anand beats Carlsen, rises to second
World champion Viswanathan Anand defeated Magnus Carlsen of Norway to jump to joint second spot after the end of the third round of the London Chess Classic in London, on Saturday.
December 10, 2010London: Anand draws again, slips to third
World champion Viswanathan Anand had to settle for a draw with lowest rated David Howell of England but local hero Luke McShane downed compatriot Nigel Short to shoot into sole lead after the second round of the London Chess Classic in London, on Friday.
December 09, 2010London: Vishy Anand held by Nakamura
World champion Viswanathan Anand tried his best but could not penetrate the solid defences of Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the opening round of the London Chess Classic in London, on Thursday.
December 07, 2010Anand, Carlsen set for No. 1 battle at London
World champion Viswanathan Anand will have to do better than Magnus Carlsen of Norway if he wants to retain his top ranking at the London Chess Classic.
October 30, 2010Anand beats Bacrot to finish second
World champion Viswanathan Anand pulled off a fine victory over Etienne Bacrot of France to finish second in the Pearl Spring Chess tournament in Nanjing on Saturday.
October 28, 2010Anand draws with Topalov, stays joint-second
World champion Viswanathan Anand played out a draw with Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria to remain in joint-second after end of the eighth round in the Pearl Spring Chess tournament in Nanjing, China, on Thursday.
October 27, 2010Anand salvages draw against Carlsen
World champion Viswanathan Anand salvaged a draw from a losing position against Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the seventh round to occupy joint-second spot in the Pearl Spring Chess tournament in Nanjing, China.
October 23, 2010Bacrot shocks Anand in Pearl Spring Chess
World Champion Viswanathan Anand suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Etienne Bacrot of France in the fourth round of the Pearl Spring Chess tournament in Nanjing, China.
October 22, 2010Israeli breaks Iranian's multi-player chess record
An Israeli grandmaster broke an Iranian's world record on Friday for simultaneous chess games, beating 454 out of 523 opponents in a packed city plaza.
October 20, 2010Nanjing Chess: Anand held, Carlsen off to a flier
World Champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by Wang Yue of China in the first round of Nanjing Pearl Spring Chess tournament on Wednesday.
October 16, 2010Anand holds Carlsen, regains number one ranking
World Champion Viswanathan Anand played out a hard-fought draw with Magnus Carlsen of Norway to finish second in the Bilbao Final Masters chess tournament in Bilbao on Saturday.
October 14, 2010Anand held by Shirov
World champion Viswanathan Anand missed out on his chances and had to settle for a draw with Alexei Shirov of Spain in the fourth round of the Bilbao Final Masters chess tournament in Bilbao, Spain, on Wednesday. Vladimir Kramnik of Russia retained sole lead following a draw with Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the other game of the day.
October 11, 2010Anand beats Carlsen, leaps to No 1 in live ratings
World champion Viswanathan Anand defeated Norwegian Magnus Carlsen and jumped to the top spot in the unofficial live ratings after the end of the second round in the ongoing Bilbao Final Masters chess tournament in Bilbao, Spain, on Sunday. The Indian chess ace cashed in on his chances with black pieces to take over the top ranking in live ratings.
October 10, 2010Anand draws with Shirov
World champion Viswanathan Anand played an easy draw with black against Spaniard Alexei Shirov while Vladimir Kramnik of Russia drew first blood defeating Elo favourite Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the first round of Bilbao final masters in Bilbao, Spain, on Sunday.
October 02, 2010Chess Olympiad: Indian women out contention
Leaving out Tania Sachdev proved a costly mistake as India's medal hopes went up in smoke when the women's team lost to second seed China in the 10th and penultimate round of the Chess Olympiad in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia.
September 29, 2010Indian eves ground Ukraine in Chess Olympiad
Indian girls rose to joint second spot after upstaging third seeds Ukraine in the 29th Chess Olympiad in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia.
September 10, 2010Humpy lone Indian to participate in world chess
World number two Grandmaster Koneru Humpy will represent India in the FIDE Women's world blitz chess championship finals to be held in Moscow, Russia on September 17 and 18.
August 25, 2010'Anand has only one passport, and that is Indian'
'Anybody who has seen a photo of Anand playing will see an Indian flag beside him. And, when he wins, the national anthem is played. What more proof do you need about Anand's nationality?'
August 24, 2010I accepted the minister's apology: Anand
World Chess Champion Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand on Tuesday termed the controversy over his nationality as disappointing but said he does not want to stretch the issue too far and would prefer to move on.
Anand beats 39 chess wizards amid nationality row
Unfazed by the controversy surrounding his nationality, world champion Vishwanathan Anand on Tuesday defeated 39 opponents in a game of simultaneous chess in the International Congress of Mathematicians in Hyderabad.
Sibal says no question over Anand's nationality
HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday apologised to chess wizard Vishwanathan Anand over the controversy on conferring an honorary doctorate to him and made it clear that his nationality was never questioned by the ministry.
Anand shuns doctorate after citizenship questioned
A move to confer an honorary doctorate on world chess champion Vishwanathan Anand was on Tuesday embroiled in a raging controversy over his citizenship, forcing him to decline the honour at least for now.
August 21, 2010V Anand lends monetary support to blind players
In a kind gesture, Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand is giving financial support to the Indian team in their preparation for the World Blind Chess Championship to be held in Belgrade, Serbia from August 26 to September 4.
August 19, 2010Anand to play against 40 players simultaneously
Hyderabad is all set to witness a spectacular chess match with Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand playing against 40 players simultaneously on August 24.
August 17, 2010Padmini Rout wins Bronze at World Jr Chess C'ship
Woman Grandmaster Padmini Rout was the lone Indian to sign off with a medal when she notched up the bronze after drawing her 13th and final round game with Deysi Cori of Peru in the World Junior Girls' Chess Championship in Chotowa-Czarna, Poland.
July 28, 2010Negi shocked by Howell
Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi suffered a shock defeat at the hands of David Howell of England in the eighth round of the Young grandmasters tournament, a part of the 43rd Biel Chess festival.
July 27, 2010Yet another draw for Negi at Biel Chess Festival
Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi continued to disappoint at the Young Grandmasters Tournament of the 43rd Biel Chess Festival here as the Indian drew his seventh round game against Dmitry Andrikin of Russia to lie at the bottom of the points table.
July 26, 2010Chess: Parimarjan to take on Andreikin in Rd 7
Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi will hope to recover lost ground when he takes on Russian Dmitry Andreikin in the seventh round of the Young Grandmasters tournament, a part of 43rd Biel Chess Festival in Biel, Switzerland.
July 25, 2010Parimarjan Negi holds Anish Giri
Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi played out his third draw on the trot, signing peace with Anish Giri of Holland in the sixth round of the Young Grandmasters tournament, a part of the 43rd Biel Chess Festival in Biel, Switzerland.
July 24, 2010'My target is to regain world number one status'
Having defended his World Championships title two months back, Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand has set his eyes on regaining FIDE number one spot by the year end.
July 22, 2010Parimarjan's losing spree continues in Biel
World's second youngest Grandmaster ever Parimarjan Negi succumbed to his third straight loss, going down to Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the third round of the Young Grandmasters tournament of the 43rd Biel Chess Festival in Biel.
July 21, 2010Parimarjan Negi loses again, slips to last spot
Parimarjan Negi slipped to the bottom of the points table after going down to second seed Evgeny Tomashevsky in a hard-fought second-round contest of the Young Grandmasters tournament in the 43rd Biel Chess Festival in Biel, Switzerland.
July 20, 2010Poor start for Parimarjan in Biel Chess Festival
World's second youngest ever Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi was shocked by Maxim Rodshtein of Israel in the first round of the Young Grandmasters tournament, a part of the 43rd Biel Chess Festival.
June 15, 2010Anand hails his team of seconds
The extraneous support from the likes of Gary Kasparov and Vladimir Kramnik in his World Championship battle has not diminished Viswanathan Anand's faith in his team of seconds. The Indian chess wizard on Tuesday ruled out any change in what he calls a 'band of brothers'.
May 20, 2010Topalov's Cluster' gave Anand anxious moments
World champion Viswanathan Anand conceded that he and his team of seconds were nervous after challenger Veselin Topalov spent a fortune to secure a super computer with lightning speed ahead of the World Championship match in Sophia, Bulgaria.
May 18, 2010Laxman bags Commonwealth Chess gold
Indian Grandmaster R R Laxman walked away with the gold medal while Russia's Pavel Maletin won the overall title in the Parsvnath Commonwealth Chess Championship that concluded in Delhi on Tuesday.
May 12, 2010Toughest match I have ever played: Anand
Moments after beating Bulgaria's Veselin Topalov and retaining the World Chess Championship, Viswanathan Anand said the 12th and final game in the contest was the toughest of his career. 'It is certainly the toughest match I have ever played. I can't recall another experience like this,' said the Indian ace, who won by a point: 6.5 - 5.5 to retain the crown he won in 2008.
Congratulate World champion Anand
Viswanathan Anand won the World Chess Championship on Tuesday, beating Veselin Topalov in the final game of the 12-game match in 56 moves, in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Indian Grandmaster won by a point: 6.5 - 5.5 to retain the crown he won in 2008. Join us in congratulating the world champion.
May 11, 2010Vishy Anand retains world title
Viswanathan Anand won the World Chess Championship beating Veselin Topalov in the final game of the 12-game tournament in Sofia (Bulgaria) on Tuesday.
May 10, 2010World Chess: Topalov wards off Anand challenge
World champion Viswanathan Anand had to settle for yet another draw against challenger Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria to remain tied after the 11th round of the ongoing World Chess Championship in Sofia.
May 08, 2010Anand draws with Topalov, match tied 5-5
World champion Viswanathan Anand played out a hard fought draw with challenger Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria to keep his title hopes alive after the end of the 10th game in Sofia.
May 07, 2010Anand, Topalov draw ninth game
World champion Viswanathan Anand missed out on a chance to score a crucial victory and had to settle for a draw against challenger Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria in the ninth game of the World Chess Championship in Sofia on Thursday. The players are locked 4.5-4.5 with just three more encounters remaining in the 12-game affair.
May 05, 2010World Chess: Topalov beats Anand in Game 8
World champion Viswanathan Anand was in for a surprise by a resurgent Veselin Topalov who scored a remarkable victory with white pieces in the eighth match to square off the World Chess Championship 4-4 in Sofia, Bulgaria on Tuesday.
May 04, 2010Anand draws Game 7, leads Topalov 4-3
Defending champion Viswanathan Anand and challenger Veselin Topalov played out a draw on the 58th move in the seventh game of the World Chess Championship in Sofia on Monday.
May 02, 2010World Chess: Anand draws sixth game with Topalov
World champion Viswanathan Anand put aside the experts' claim that the challenger will make a comeback at the half way stage, and played out another draw to maintain his full point lead over Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria in the sixth game of the World Chess Championship 2010 now underway in Sofia on Saturday.
April 30, 2010World Chess: Anand holds Topalov, maintains lead
World Chess champion Viswanathan Anand has remained in the lead of the world title match in Sofia after he and his Bulgarian opponent Veselin Topalov drew the fifth game on Friday.
April 28, 2010Anand wins fourth game to go one up
World champion Viswanathan Anand scored a rampaging victory over challenger Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria in the fourth game to grab the lead in the 12-game World Chess championship in Sofia.
April 27, 2010Anand holds Topalov with black
World Champion Vishwanthan Anand played out a draw with challenger Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria in the third game of the world chess championship in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Asian Chess: Abhijeet joint second after round six
Former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta outwitted Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy of Vietnam to become joint second on 4.5 points after the sixth round of the Asian Continental Chess Championship in Subic Bay, Phillipines.
April 26, 2010Gopal in second spot in Asian chess
Grandmaster G N Gopal outclassed GM Darwin Laylo of Philippines to move into the joint second spot after the end of the fifth round of the Asian continental chess championship Subic Bay, Phillipines.
April 25, 2010Anand beats Topalov in Game 2
Defending champion Viswanathan Anand won the second game of the World Chess Championship against Bulgarian challenger Veselin Topalov to level the score at 1-1, in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Sunday. The Indian Grandmaster, who played white, won on the 43rd move.
Sasikiran, Harikrishna held in Asian C'ship
Grandmaster K Sasikiran was held to a draw by unheralded Vietnamese Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy while P Harikrishna also split points with Yu
Topalov beats Anand in first game of title match
World champion Viswanathan Anand went down tamely in 30 moves to Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria in the first game of the World Chess Championship in Sofia on Saturday. The 12-game World Championship match kicked-off with Anand, playing black. According to chessbase.com, it was one of the shortest, most decisive opening games in World Championship history.
April 24, 2010Being wife, manager and secretary of Vishy
Aruna is World chess champion Viswanathan Anand's life partner for the last 13 years. She is also his business manager and secretary. As Anand prepared to defend his World title against Veselin Topalov, in Sofia, Bulgaria, Aruna Anand looked back on the years with him.
April 21, 2010World Chess Championship to start on Saturday
World champion Viswanathan Anand got a breather on Wednesday as the World Chess Federation agreed to postpone the first game of his World Chess Championship match against Veselin Topalov by a day to Saturday.
April 20, 2010Anand arrives in Sofia after long road trip
World chess champion Viswanathan Anand arrived in Sofia on Tuesday morning for his World Championship match against Veselin Topalov after a 40-hour long road journey. The Indian chess ace was due to reach Sofia on April 16, but was stranded in Frankfurt for a couple of days because of the suspension of air travel in Europe due to the volcanic ash cloud.
April 18, 2010Stranded Anand wants World C'ship match postponed
Viswanathan Anand has asked for a postponement of his World Championship match against Veselin Topalov in Sofia, Bulgaria, as the grounding of international flights due to the volcanic ash over Iceland has left him
March 05, 2010Abhijeet joint first in Reykjavik
Former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta finished joint first at the Reykjavik International Open Chess Tournament after playing out a quick draw with local star Hannes Stefansson in the ninth and final round in Iceland on Thursday.
February 01, 2010Vishy Anand finishes joint fourth at Corus
World champion Viswanathan Anand failed to replicate his superb form of the last few rounds as he drew his final game in the 'A' group against Loek van Wely of Holland to finish joint fourth in the Corus Chess tournament in Wijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands.